• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 160 (Pinterest Success!)


    I did this!


    Thursday, December 18, 2104

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  1.33 miles;  Running Total: 86.02 miles)

    Day 160 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I was determined to make something for Christmas gifts this year.  Pinterest had so many good ideas!  I had to use (and succeed) at least one of them!

    After my epic Pinterest Fail, I decided to go with something a little more familiar:  Sugar Scrubs.

    If you’re like me, you’ve paid upwards of $20 at Bath and Body Works for sugar scrubs.  Figuring out that $19 of that $20 was for the scent blew my mind.

    Sugar scrubs are super easy to make.  They only have four ingredients, and two of them are optional.

    • Coconut oil
    • Sugar
    • Food coloring (*optional*)
    • Essential oils (for scent, also *optional*)

    Instructions:  Melt the coconut oil in the microwave, combine it with the sugar in a large mixing bowl, stir together.

    Voila!  Hand softening, super moisturizing sugar scrub!

    For the scrubs above I started out with five different bowls of white sugar scrub.

    I added red, yellow, green and blue food coloring to individual bowls and mixed until I liked the color.

    I kept one bowl, the largest bowl, white.  I knew I’d use more of this color than any of the others because white went in every jar.

    I added essential oils to each of the bowls.

    I happen to have an awesome essential oils kit.  Justin’s step-mom, Leslee, gave me these as a Christmas present a few years ago.  If you don’t have any of your own, you can find different scents at any craft store.

    These are the scents I used:

    • Red = Grapefruit
    • Yellow = Lemon
    • Green = Peppermint
    • Blue = Lavender

    Then I just layered the colors into the jars.  Of course I made a huge mess, and had this stuff all over my hands in every color.

    Luckily none of the colors stained my hands.  I think there’s something about the coconut oil that protects your hands from absorbing the color.

    If you’re wondering where I found the jars: the Dollar Store.

    Unfortunately it was hit or miss whether I’d find lids to go with them and I ended up at Walmart anyway.

    For you Walmart shoppers, you’ll pay slightly less per jar when you buy in bulk and you don’t have to scrounge for lids.

    Today’s silver lining:  Redemption!

    I am a Pinterest success!

    A big thank you to my friend Veronica for helping me mix all this craziness together, and to my friend Wendy for shopping for the jars with me.  I was clueless where to find them, but she knew exactly where to look.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.


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  1. marriannad says:

    This is delightful news! I am sitting here laughing with your Pinterest success. Love it. I have a LARGE jar of coconut oil and this is a great idea. I’ll save the recipe. Lovely, absolutely lovely.

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